L'esprit de L'escalier
You could read this book critically, but if you really want it to shape your desires and imagination - read it for fun!
How to train your soul.
Magic that tends toward a Christian metaphysics.
Is stubbornness a more accurate representation of childhood than naïveté? Does stubbornness provide more interesting moral quandaries?
Read this, and then write that paper on how Jiminy Cricket as both conscience and narrator embodies Alasdair's ideas of needing to know your place within a story to know the right way to behave.
One of the worst novels Michial has ever read. Get it for free and judge for yourself.
"The fox knows just when to to throw a knowing glance, and the cat is a malicious dolt with an instinct for mischief. Neither is subject to the eruptions of sheer evil that determine Stromboli's personality; they are self made villains, he's a force of nature."
It's not a hagiography. Sorry I butchered your name Mr. Neal Gabler.